The Hawaiian islands are home to some of the country’s most beautiful and challenging hikes. From low-key trails through forests to ridge climbs that offer 360-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, here’s our collection of the best hiking trails in Hawaii.
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Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park
Kalalau TrailKapaa, United StatesOne of the most beautiful treks on the islands & perhaps the world over. Amazing Pacific Ocean panoramic views around every valley corner. Go the full 11 miles or cut the hike in-half & tent up @ mile 6. A true delight!
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Haleakalā National Park
Haleakalā National ParkKula, United StatesFollow the Pipiwai Trail once you get to the end of the Hana highway. It is about a 1 mile hike that will take you to the bamboo forest. #hiking #forest #outdoors
Kalapana State Wayside Park
Kalapana State Wayside ParkPāhoa, United StatesUnreal experience to watch the lava flow off the cliff and into the ocean. Conditions and exact location of the flow are constantly changing but just head to the end of the road from Pahoa towards Kalapana and you can’t miss it. We rented bikes for the 4-5 mile ride in (9 miles round trip) to make it a bit quicker but plenty of people hike in along the road. #hawaii #lava